Christian-Based HIV/AIDS Program Brings Hope to Ethiopia

An official from the Joint United Nation Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) gave tribute to a Christian-based initiative in Ethiopia for its battle against the deadly global epidemic.

On Nov. 17, the Ethiopian Orthodox Church (EOC) formally launched a five-year HIV/AIDS prevention and control strategic plan at the Africa hall in Addis Ababa. Ethiopian President Girma Wolde-Giorgis and the UNAIDS Theme Group chair Bjorn Ljungqvist were present as prominent guest speakers, according to the national daily newspaper Ethiopian Herald.

On the occasion, Ljungqvist described the EOC